What: Film Screening of EATING ALASKA & Local, Vegetarian Potluck

When: Sunday, March 29 (5:30 PM – 9:00 PM)

Where: 626 Cypress Ave, Pasadena CA (see map)

Cost: $10  (children under 12 are free)  A small entrance fee is require as it helps pay for facility rental, screening licensing fees, sound system, and purchase of eco friendly, compostable dinnerware

Space is limited so please RSVP by calling 626.844.4586 or filling out online reservation form

Event Schedule

5:30 PM – event starts / Freedom Gardens Swap N Meet

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – local food potluck

7:30 PM – film screening EATING ALASKA (57 minutes)

8:30 PM – discussion / pop quiz and win prizes!

9:00 PM – event ends


A wry journey for the “right thing” to eat

“Eating Alaska makes us ruminate, laugh and stand in awe, all at the same time.”
-Gary Nabhan, Author, Coming Home to Eat and Where Our Food Comes From

“Eating Alaska asks all the right questions and urges us to find our own answers. The film is a very useful and heartful tool for talking about food justice and food systems and to help all of us to create a new story about food.” 
- Peter Forbes, Co-Founder  Center for Whole Communities

What happens to a vegetarian who moves to the last frontier?

Eating Alaska is a serious and humorous film about connecting to where you live and eating locally. It is about trying to break away from the industrial food system when that means not only buying fresh seasonal food from local farmers, but taking part in a world of hunting and gathering. Made by a former city dweller now living on an island in Alaska and married to fisherman and deer hunter, it is a journey into regional food traditions, our connection to the wilderness and to what we put into our mouths.

The film portrays a wry quest for safe, healthy, meaningful, and sustainable food that leads to climbing mountains with women hunters, scrutinizing food labels with kids, talking moose meat with teens in a small village public school, and exploring how others in the last frontier, Alaska Natives and non-Natives, are eating.

Eating Alaska takes viewers from a lower 48 farmer’s market to the tundra to look for caribou, from fishing for wild salmon to visiting a vegan cooking class in Wasilla. Along the way we will visit with people who are grappling with what is on their plates and trying to balance living off the land with the convenience and speed of reaching for what’s on the shelf at the supermarket. This is a story about connecting to where we live, urban or far from it, and coming to terms with what we eat and how we come by it.

{Please be advised this film does show the human impact of hunting and consumption of meat. However it is sensibly depicted without graphic images.}


Bring something (preferably vegetarian) to contribute to the potluck – bring enough food for yourself/family and a bit to share. The primary focus of the ‘Locavore’ potluck is to promote eating whole foods, in their nature-made state, focusing on fresh food from local sources (or as local as possible)

If not FROM BACKYARD then locally produced.
If not LOCALLY PRODUCED, then Organic.
If not ORGANIC, then Family farm.
If not FAMILY FARM, then Local business.
If not a LOCAL BUSINESS, then Fair Trade.

Freedom Garden Swap N Meet

Join local homegrown revolutionaries – swap crops, seeds, expertise and more.

Growing for 21st century food security, is a free interactive, online social community of gardening enthusiasts who are fed up with foreign oil, frequent food miles and high food prices.

To reserve space for this event fill out this easy regisration form or contact 626.844.4586


  1. Melonie @ The Prepared Family says:

    This sounds fantastic! I’m a little far away to make the screening/potluck. *sniffle*

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  2. Meg says:

    Oh man, I wish Pasadena was closer to me as not only would I love to go to one of these events, but I have *really* wanted to see this film!

  3. DoubleD says:

    Sadly I am too far away too… or I would be there in a heartbeat.

  4. Chris says:

    Is there some way we could access these films via internet for say a fee for 2-3 bucks? We miss so much! Thankyou for everything! C

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